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FC Barcelona is struggling.

Yes, I know that sounds crazy to even read, but by their standards, the reigning European and La Liga champions are struggling after giving up late leads in consecutive draws last week. We will find out how Pep Guardiola's side will respond to those disappointments today when Barca takes on Osasuna in what should be one of today's more entertaining games (if only for the potential for a Barcelona romp).

There aren't a ton of high-profile European match-ups today, with Inter-Roma being one of the exceptions, but MLS has a handful of truly enticing games on the slate, led by the Real Salt Lake-Sporting Kansas City match. D.C. United travels to Seattle in another great clash, while the New York Red Bulls are in must-win mode against a tough FC Dallas side.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):


7:45 a.m. - ESPN2/ - Blackburn vs. Arsenal

8 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ - Nottingham Forest vs. Derby County

9:30 a.m. - Deportes - Bayer Leverkusen vs. FC Cologne

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Aston Villa vs. Newcastle

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ - Wolverhampton vs. Queens Park Rangers

10 a.m. - Deportes - Everton vs. Wigan Athletic

10 a.m. - - Bolton vs. Norwich City

10 a.m. - - Swansea City vs. West Brom

12 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Deportes - Cagliari vs. Novara

12 p.m. - DirecTV - Sporting Gijon vs. Valencia

12 p.m. - DirecTV - Granada vs. Villarreal

12 p.m. - DirecTV - Mallorca vs. Malaga

12:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Kaiserslautern vs. Mainz 05

1 p.m. - - Valenciennes vs. Dijon

1 p.m. - - Nice vs. Ajaccio

1 p.m. - - Auxerre vs. Caen

1 p.m. - - Brest vs. Montpellier

1 p.m. - - Lorient vs. St. Etienne

1 p.m. - - Toulouse vs. Bordeaux

1:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Toronto FC vs. Colorado Rapids

2 p.m. - Deportes - Barcelona vs. Osasuna

2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Deportes - Inter Milan vs. Roma

4 p.m. - GOLTV - Sevilla vs. Real Sociedad

4 p.m. - Telefutura - Chicago Fire vs. Chivas USA

6 p.m. - Telemundo - Monterrey vs. Cruz Azul

6 p.m. - Telefutura - Jaguares vs. America

7 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - USA vs. Canada (Women's friendly)

7:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

8 p.m. - GOLTV - Irapuato vs. Merida

8 p.m. - Telefutura - Pachuca vs. Atlas

8 p.m. - Telemundo - Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Puebla

8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls

8:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes

9 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City

9 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Seattle Sounders vs. D.C. United

9:45 p.m. - Galavision - San Luis vs. Santos Laguna

10 p.m. - Telefutura - Atlante vs. Tigres UANL

10:30 p.m. - MLS Direct Kick/MatchDay Live - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps


  1. Every tackle has the potential to injure another player. The red card should be shown when a tackle is endangering and reckless. Gibbs was controlled and going for the ball. It should have been a no-brainer yellow. I’m just tired of matches being directly affected by the quick red in every instance when a foot or ankle gets touched on a tackle. It’s amateurish.

  2. Toronto FC starting to look a little more like a decent team in the last few weeks. Wins against Columbus and Colorado, and with only one loss in the last seven.

    Koevermans in particular looked great today.

  3. That was a bad tackle. Did he have to give him a red? No, it could have been a yellow, but it also could have been a red. If the player does not jump there that could have easily been a bad injury. I thought we wanted to stop injuries from happening?

  4. Come on Chivas USA, score a goal and make a game of this!

    Come on Angel, only proper you get one before halftime to make up for your VERY unfortunate own goal, what a header btw he should try that when getting a cross like that on offense, don’t even try to direct it just let it deflect off of you lol

    I hope Fraser has some cojones and moves Lahoud up to RIght mid and puts Braun up top on the right with Moreno on the left and Angel as the center striker.
    3-4-3 seems great with Chicago having 10 men

  5. Scoring a bunch of goals in league play doesn’t mean you’re an international player.

    Exhibit: Wondo

    P.S. Championship & MLS are far more comparable than some are willing to acknowledge, too.

  6. You dare bring up Findley but say Jozy blows?

    Yeah good luck there buddy!

    Findley has scored like 2 goals in league play and I believe another in Cup play, maybe 2 in Cup play, but we are talking vs 2nd division teams of lower part of the table and against even lower divisions in cup play.

    I’ll take Agudelo & Bunbury 1st who are younger and scoring more in a more competitive league than all of the Championship except for maybe 3 or 4 teams, which I might add are better than maybe 5 MLS teams, but is not like they would blow them out. And the teams in MLS those guys score on and play against are way better than 3rd & 4th tier teams he’s played against in cup play.

    Jozy meanwhile, is scoring in Holland, a way better set up than Findley’s 3 I believe and 2 in Europa League.

    Yeah good argument. At this point I rather see Sapong or even Charlie Davies in place of Findley or better yet start bringing in Joe Gyau.

    Findley in form, what a joke, didn’t he get hurt for about 2 weeks not too long ago. So in form he couldn’t get in the game when his opponent today had 10 men?


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